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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Can't get a fully functional openmpi build on Mac OSX Mavericks
From: Ronald Cohen (rhcohen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-15 13:47:01

I neglected in my earlier post to attach the small C code that the hdf5
folks supplied; it is attached here.

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Ronald Cohen <rhcohen_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I have been struggling trying to get a usable build of openmpi on Mac OSX
> Mavericks (10.9.1). I can get openmpi to configure and build without
> error, but have problems after that which depend on the openmpi version.
> With 1.6.5, make check fails the opal_datatype_test, ddt_test, and ddt_raw
> tests. The various atomic_* tests pass. See checklogs_1.6.5, attached
> as a .gz file.
> Following suggestions from openmpi discussions I tried openmpi version
> 1.7.4rc1. In this case make check indicates all tests passed. But when I
> proceeded to try to build a parallel code (parallel HDF5) it failed.
> Following an email exchange with the HDF5 support people, they suggested I
> try to compile and run the attached bit of simple code Sample_mpio.c (which
> they supplied) which does not use any HDF5, but just attempts a parallel
> write to a file and parallel read. That test failed when requesting more
> than 1 processor -- which they say indicates a failure of the openmpi
> installation. The error message was:
> MPI_INIT: argc 1
> MPI_INIT: argc 1
> Testing simple C MPIO program with 2 processes accessing file
> ./
> (Filename can be specified via program argument)
> Proc 0: hostname=Ron-Cohen-MBP.local
> Proc 1: hostname=Ron-Cohen-MBP.local
> Proc 0: MPI_File_open with MPI_MODE_EXCL failed (MPI_ERR_FILE: invalid
> file)
> MPI_ABORT[0]: comm MPI_COMM_WORLD errorcode 1
> MPI_BCAST[1]: buffer 7fff5a483048 count 1 datatype MPI_INT root 0 comm
> I then went back to my openmpi directories and tried running some of the
> individual tests in the test and examples directories. In particular in
> test/class I found one test that seem to not be run as part of make check
> which failed, even with one processor; this is opal_bitmap. Not sure if
> this is because 1.7.4rc1 is incomplete, or there is something wrong with
> the installation, or maybe a 32 vs 64 bit thing? The error message is
> mpirun detected that one or more processes exited with non-zero status,
> thus causing the job to be terminated. The first process to do so was:
> Process name: [[48805,1],0]
> Exit code: 255
> Any suggestions?
> More generally has anyone out there gotten an openmpi build on Mavericks
> to work with sufficient success that they can get the attached
> Sample_mpio.c (or better yet, parallel HDF5) to build?
> Details: Running Mac OS X 10.9.1 on a mid-2009 Macbook pro with 4 GB
> memory; tried openmpi 1.6.5 and 1.7.4rc1. Built openmpi against the stock
> gcc that comes with XCode 5.0.2, and gfortran 4.9.0.
> Files attached: config.log.gz, openmpialllog.gz (output of running
> ompi_info --all), checklog2.gz (output of make.check in top openmpi
> directory).
> I am not attaching logs of make and install since those seem to have been
> successful, but can generate those if that would be helpful.